Chief Wolf Robe
Photo shows Wolf Robe (1838-1841 to 1910), the Southern Cheyenne chief sometimes believed to be the man whose profile was used on the Indian-head nickel. Here he is wearing a round silver Benjamin Harrison peace medal, which he received from the federal government in 1890 for assisting the Cherokee Commission in negotiations for disposal of land. The Gerhard Sisters photographed him during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904.
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Photo copyright by the Gerhard Sisters, St. Louis, Mo.
Exhibited: "Who's Afraid of Women Photographers?" at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France, Oct. 2015-Jan. 2016.